Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
  • ACCOUNTING/FINANCE POSITION Offering the following select qualifications
  • Over 5+ years of experience working on 18+ client engagements.
  • Excellent problem solver and team player with strong analytical and reporting skills.
  • Hardworking, independent, resourceful, energetic, and reliable; recognized for assuming additional responsibilities.

Detail-oriented Agent and industry-savvy professional with demonstrated history of developing positive working relationships with clients. Highly skilled in contract negotiation. Adept at identifying booking opportunities compatible with client career goals and industry niche.

  • Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Monarch Pro, AS400, Epicore, ProSeries, &
  • QuickBooks
  • Accounting, Coding
  • AS400, QuickBooks
  • Auditing, Reporting
  • Balance sheet, Sales
  • Bank reconciliations, Staff management
  • Budgets, Supervision
  • Budget, Tax
  • Cash flow, Well organized
  • Contracts
  • Controller
  • Clients
  • Client
  • Client relations
  • Event planning
  • Financial
  • Financial reporting
  • Financial statements
  • Forms
  • Frame
  • General office duties
  • Infinity
  • Law
  • Logistics
  • Managing
  • Managerial
  • Materials
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Office
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Monarch
  • New business
  • Development
  • Organizing
  • Organizational
  • Personnel
  • Policies
  • Profit
  • Strategic planning
  • Phone etiquette
  • Upselling proficiency
  • Coordination
  • Organization
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem resolution
01/2016 to Current
Booking Agent Accor Hotels San Francisco, CA,
  • Contacting touring acts, managers, and other agents to procure musical talent for venues while successfully working within a budget.
  • Organizing, arranging, and ensuring events run smooth.
  • Successfully manage touring schedules for a large roster of nationally and internationally performing artists.
  • Negotiate performance contracts with musical festival appearances, clubs, cruises, and myriad other live music venues.
  • Monitor trending music markets in order to acquire new talent.
  • Supervision and selection of all event planning aspects, including productions, logistics, budget allocation and staff management.
  • Maintained well organized and thorough connections with promoters, talent buyers, venue owners, agents, performers, clients and other pertinent business contacts.
  • Continuously and rigorously stay up to date on all music genres and useful cultural paradigms to anticipate profitable music markets.
  • Establish and maintain fruitful professional relationships with talents buyers, club owners and festival producers.
  • Carrying out contracts, riders and fulfilling expectations of owners, managers and talent.
  • Handled office wide admininstrative duries including interactive client relations and internal organizational management and accounting.
  • Negotiated between talent and various agencies for contractual arrangements.
  • Managed book of clients with new projects, account records and client details.
  • Established career goals and success strategies with clients.
  • Communicated client reservations to appropriate staff.
  • Kept paper and digital records of bookings, reservations and client needs.
  • Identified leads on new clients by collaborating with talent scouts and contacting about potential representation.
  • Negotiated contract terms to maintain favorable working conditions and compensation for clients.
  • Discussed opportunities with industry connections and advocated for clients best suited for openings.
  • Assembled and issued required documentation, such as tickets, travel insurance policies and itineraries.
  • Boosted bookings [Number]% using detailed knowledge of facility, services and offerings when closing reservations for customers.
  • Processed incoming reservation calls and applied up-selling techniques to inform callers of premium services.
  • Delivered exceptional service to every customer through active engagement, effective listening and well-developed interpersonal skills.
01/2005 to Current
Staff Accountant/ Tax Preparer Port Everglades Plantation, FL,
  • Assisted Partners in preparing tax returns for clients.
  • Responsible for preparation of the following on behalf of clients; annual sales tax returns, corporate tax returns, & individual tax returns.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations including depository, and general disbursements.
  • Performed general office duties, account reconciliations and bank reconciliations.
  • Manage the office schedule and coordinated staff and client schedules.
  • Worked on new business development activities.
  • Corresponded with applicable tax departments regarding customer requirements and issues.
  • Liaised between clients and tax authorities such as IRS representatives.
  • Supported work of senior-level accounting and tax preparation professionals to maximize office productivity.
  • Managed deliverables such as tax returns, extensions and tax planning calculations.
  • Analyzed information and assessed liabilities and deductions according to relevant tax code.
  • Responded to state and federal tax notices by preparing written responses or tax return amendments.
  • Strategized plans to help clients reduce liabilities and maximize deductions in future tax periods.
  • Reduced errors associated with missed tax benefits by completing comprehensive reviews of internal tax preparation documents.
  • Collected detailed information and required paperwork from clients to complete tax returns.
  • Managed [Number] accounting personnel handling needs of more than [Number] [Type] clients.
  • Stored copies of completed returns and related documents according to company procedures and business regulations.
  • Supplied detailed tax documentation needed to submit accurate corporate and individual returns.
  • Produced US and state income, gift tax and estate tax returns for individuals.
  • Determined clients' eligibility for tax credits, abatements or deductions through careful research and oversight.
  • Finalized and processed paperwork with local, state and federal government authorities.
04/2012 to 01/2016
Assistant Financial Controller Quality King Distributors & Cloudbreak Group LLC City, STATE,
  • Assisted CEO, CFO & COO in managing budgets.
  • Supporting Controller in month end preparation, review and analysis.
  • Royalty Report preparation.
  • Utilized AS400 platform from within the accounting, logistics, and operational areas of the company.
  • Complete and submit purchase orders, new vendor forms and follow up on payment for vendor invoices.
  • Invoice coding & assisting bill of materials manager.
  • Assist in managing records and reports in compliance with established accounting policies and procedures.
  • Examined and analyzed accounting records, financial statements and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Manage weekly cash flow.
  • Identify any ongoing issues that affect financial reporting.
  • Assist in financial statement preparation.
  • Prepared various sales/brand reports.
  • Create and post journal entries and manage special projects.
  • Fostered a professional and cooperative relationship with key client personnel, including interacting w/ CEO & COO of New York Yankees, Isaac Mizrahi Brand, Tiger J, QVC, Steiner Sports, Ford Models, Infinity Brands and MLB.
  • Provided timely actuals, forecast, and budget data for IT and corporate management.
  • Controlled revenue collection systems to maintain information quality and integrity.
  • Managed cash flows to optimize year-end tax benefits.
  • Oversaw financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable, asset coordination, account management and budgets.
  • Developed and administered company, program, department and project budgets worth combined $[Amount] per year.
  • Created internal controls and corrective actions to reduce risk or deficiencies.
  • Designed and formatted financial reports for internal and external users.
  • Prepared and presented operational reports to senior management and executive teams.
  • Directed and coordinated company financial management and budget administration for [Number] business segments worth $[Amount].
  • Coordinated and finalized quarterly and annual financial reporting packages.
  • Maintained general ledger and chart of accounts, performed complex accounting functions such as journal entry preparation, account analysis, balance sheet reconciliation and preparation of quarterly financial statements.
  • Executed periodic budgeting and modeling to project monthly cash requirements.
  • Prepared and presented annual fiscal and business plans.
  • Developed annual budget and compared actual expenses against projected budget.
  • Supervised accounting and financial functions, including month-end close processes, and reconciled treasury transactions; worked with Chief Financial Officer and external auditors to complete year-end close process.
  • Developed and distributed operational reports to management and stakeholders.
  • Prepared variance analyses, supporting and documenting all accounting activities.
  • Reviewed account reconciliations and journal entries and resolved discrepancies to maintain record and account accuracy.
  • Oversaw month-end closing process, prepared financial statements and managed advanced reconciliations.
04/2008 to 08/2010
Staff Auditor Nawrocki Smith City, STATE,
  • Coordinated and supervised several audit engagement teams of differing sizes.
  • Cultivated a professional and supportive relationship with key client personnel, including interacting with the CEO, CFO and Controller on a daily basis.
  • Performed and supervised analytical and substantive audit procedures on balance sheet and income statement accounts.
  • Performed financial statement audits, governmental audits and not for profit audits.
  • Prepared and monitored the budget and time frame for audit engagements, reporting the status to the Audit Partner and Manager.
  • Prepared and reviewed for accuracy financial statements, consolidating financial statements and footnote disclosures in accordance with GAAP.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of managerial and operational controls and provided recommendations for improvement.
  • Assisted in auditing public sector and not for profit organizations such as; "Village of Hempstead, Incorporated Village of Bayville, Metropolitan College of New York, Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Lynbrook School District, Elmont School District, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, SCOPE Educational Services, New York Law, Suffolk County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, etc.).
  • Gathered audit data to compile into reports, which were disseminated to the correct personnel and clients.
  • Monitored new trends and technologies related to audit areas to implement modifications in processes and procedures.
  • Assessed potential risks, evaluated controls and conducted compliance testing.
  • Performed information system audits to manage internal controls and assess risks.
  • Prepared budgets, developed reports and coordinated with management to identify risks.
  • Performed audits of operational and financial areas to check compliance.
  • Met with business leaders and owners to discuss audits and findings.
  • Identified weaknesses of existing control systems and made suggestions for remediation.
  • Worked with maximum efficiency to evaluate operational and financial control systems during audits.
  • Provided suggestions to improve management control weaknesses.
  • Wrote reports, authored papers and organized supporting documentation.
  • Conducted audits on internal controls and developed reports on findings.
Education and Training
Expected in 2008
Bachelor of Science: Accounting
Dowling College - Oakdale, NY

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